Industrial robots have become key players in the manufacturing industry. These automated devices are designed to perform dangerous and repetitive tasks so that workers don't have to. Their actions are directed by various programming controls and software that enable them to operate 24/7, increasing productivity, throughput and product quality.
Epson Robots set the industry standard for high performance and speed, ease of use, superior precision and overall value. Besides featuring a comprehensive lineup of 6-Axis, SCARA and Linear Modules, Epson offers a two-tiered controller approach with the powerful Open Architecture RC620 Controller and the value-oriented RC180 Controller. As global leaders in industrial 6-axis and SCARA robot manufacturing, Epson provides consumers with the highest quality industrial robots.
When you come to Gibson Engineering for Epson robotics, we'll work with you directly to determine what robotic arm or feeder system will best serve your requirements and objectives. Our employees exhibit exceptional product knowledge at the point of sale, helping customers secure the automated solutions they need to optimize their facilities.
What Are SCARA Robots?
Epson designs and develops state-of-the-art SCARA robots. Also known as Selective Compliance Articulated Robot Arms, these robots are among the most common in the industrial field and are well-suited for mechanical automation and smaller assembly applications. They comprise two intersecting arms jointed at the base, giving them a versatile range of motion.
When you come to Gibson Engineering, you'll have access to Epson’s SCARA robots, an award-winning lineup that set the standard for speed and precision. These innovative, all-in-one industrial robots are designed for fast and easy integration with minimal installation times. Epson compact SCARA robots in your plant ensure that you can achieve smooth and seamless automation like never before.
What Are 6-Axis Robots?
6-axis robots are articulated machines that deliver strength, flexibility and reach to facilitate countless industrial applications. These industrial robots can move in X, Y and Z planes and move similarly to the human arm, employing pitch, roll and yaw movements. These flexible devices are named after their 6-axis configurations or six degrees of freedom.
Epson produces a high-performance 6-axis robotics line designed for optimal flexibility and reliability. Epson 6-axis robots can navigate even the tightest spaces due to their SlimLine design, enhance motion and efficiency using a folding arm, and reduce vibrations with Residual Vibration Technology.
A new class of high-power-density SCARA robots, GX-Series builds upon Epson’s 40 years of expertise to deliver next-level performance and flexibility. Engineered to meet your unique automation needs, it offers multiple arm configurations and high throughput with large payloads to accomplish the most demanding tasks with leading-edge precision.
Ultra high performance and flexibility — high throughput with large payloads to accomplish the most demanding high-tech, small-parts assembly needs
Unique high-power-density SCARA — innovative, slimline design handles heavy workloads at fast speeds, all in a small footprint
Fast cycle times — higher acceleration compared to prior generations, smooth motion and fast settling times help maximize throughput for high-precision applications
Ultimate ease of use — intuitive and feature-packed Epson RC+® development software helps create powerful solutions with a simple user interface, integrated debugger and advanced 3D simulator
Low residual vibration — fast settling times with proprietary Epson GYROPLUS vibration reduction system and rigid arm design, plus no ringing or overshoot
Low total cost of ownership — includes battery-less encoders, a built-in Ethernet cable and Epson RC+ software with no recurring license fee
Optimized footprint — multiple mount and cable bottom exit options; 250, 300 and 350 mm reach available; unique curved arm (350 mm) option maximizes work envelope
Built for demanding environments — Standard, Cleanroom (ISO3) and ESD, and new standalone ESD models available
Advanced integrated options — Vision Guidance, Parts Feeding, Force Guidance, Conveyor Tracking, Fieldbus, Euromap67, API.NET and Arm Length Calibration
The T3 All-in-One SCARA robot requires less installation time than solid-based systems with fast and easy integration. The T3 offers a space-saving, all-in-one design, including power for end-of-arm tooling and a built-in controller to give it an economical price.
Four axes to provide increased flexibility
Efficient operation and simple maintenance
Low wattage and power consumption to promote significant energy savings
The small footprint and all-in-one design save considerable space
An encoder requiring no battery
Inputs and outputs that are highly accessible
With models ranging from 175 to 1,000 millimeters in length, the G-Series SCARA Robot provides the most extreme power of choice. These models come in tabletop or ceiling designs with IP54, IP65 and clean/ESD dust or washdown options.
G1: Mini SCARA robots with either 175- or 225-millimeter arm lengths
G3: The third generation of SCARA robots featuring over 30 models sized 250-350 millimeters
G6: Available in 450-, 550- and 650-millimeter lengths
G10: Able to run at high speeds 24/7 with a design that can handle the heaviest payloads
G20: Features a 1,000-millimeter reach and a 20-kilogram payload capacity
The LS-Series SCARA Robot uses low-cost technologies like the new RC90 Controller to offer an economical, high-performing, high-value factory solution.
LS3: Features a 400-millimeter arm length
LS6: Available with 500-, 600- and 700-millimeter arm lengths
LS10B: 10-kilogram payload capacity with high acceleration and deceleration rates
LS20: 20-kilogram payload capacity at an economical price
RS-Series SCARA Robots feature an innovative design to improve cycle throughput and work envelope usage. The arm structure allows Joint 2 to maneuver underneath Joint 1, utilizing the entire workspace below the arm.
RS3: Features a 350-millimeter arm length with no lost workspace at the envelope's center
RS4: A zero-footprint device with a 550-millimeter arm length
The Epson 6-Axis Robot delivers high precision, high performance and high payloads in a slim body design with a compact wrist.
C4: A compact device featuring an 855-millimeter vertical reach and a 655-millimeter horizontal reach
C4L: A long-reach model with a 4-kilogram maximum payload and a 900-millimeter horizontal reach
C8: A mid-sized 6-axis robot with an 8-kilogram maximum payload
C12XL: Features a 12-kilogram payload capacity with a 1,400-millimeter reach
The VT6L All-in-One 6-Axis Robot features next-level technology to offer a high-value price. It boasts many features of an Epson high-level robot, including a 900-millimeter reach, a built-in controller, RC+development software, easy integration tools and a 6-kilogram payload capacity. It's the ideal solution for parts transfer automation, from loading and unloading to parts assembly and packaging.
An all-in-one solution with a space-saving design
Easy to use
Low power consumption and wattage
Flexion 6-Axis Robots feature Epson's trademark compact folding-arm technology while providing superior benefits like work cell space reduction and motion efficiency. This device can operate in close spaces and function on tight assembly lines where traditional 6-Axis robots fail.
N2: Features a 2.5-kilogram payload with a 450-millimeter reach
N6: Offers a maximum payload of 6 kilograms with a 1,000-millimeter reach
Epson's multitiered controller offering gives customers the power of choice to select the ideal product for the job. The Epson Vision Guide Software sets the industry standard for ease of use with point-and-click functionality and high-performing vision tools.
RC90: An inexpensive yet powerful controller for LS Series SCARA Robots
RC700A: The next generation of Epson PC-based work cell controllers
CV1: Easy to use vision guidance.
CV2: High-performance vision guidance with increased speed over the CV1
RC+ Express is a visual-based teaching environment that's easy to use and ideal for new users with little or no robotic programming experience. The simple builder interface lets operators perform basic programming tasks without the assistance of an engineer.
The environment uses an easy-to-learn, block-style robot to quickly get operators up to speed. This intuitive environment pairs with LS-B Series SCARA and Epson's T-Series All-in-One robots.
IntelliFlex Parts Feeder Solutions
Epson's IntelliFlex parts feeder solutions consist of three-axis flexible vibratory feeders that provide pre-orientation, high-performance parts feeding, and superior bulk component and part distribution. These systems use Epson Robots, Vision Guide and IntelliFlex software to offer a powerful solution for a broad range of features to simplify setup and improve flexibility.
The IntelliFlex 80 is a flexible feeder perfect for flat and cube-shaped components from 3-10 millimeters and long parts up to 15 millimeters, like pins and needles.
Vibratory platform dimensions: 65 by 52 millimeters; ~80 millimeters diagonal (2.6 x 2.1 inches; ~3.1 inches diagonal)
Feeder size: 320 by 61 by 138 millimeters (12.6 x 2.4 x 5.4 inches)
Hopper size: 160 cm3
The IntelliFlex 240 works well for flat and cube-shaped components from 5-40 millimeters and up to 50 millimeters for longer parts.
Vibratory platform dimensions: 195 x 150 millimeters; ~240 millimeters diagonal (7.6 x 5.9 inches; ~10 inches diagonal)
Feeder size: 300 x 171 by 132 millimeters (11.8 x 6.7 x 5.2 inches)
Hopper sizes: 2 and 3 liters
The IntelliFlex 380 is the perfect feeding solution for objects from 15 to 60 millimeters.
Vibratory platform dimensions: 254 x 325 millimeters; ~380 millimeters diagonal (10 x 12.8 inches; ~14.96 inches diagonal)
Feeder size: 499 x 257 x 307 millimeters (19.6 x 10.1 x 12.1 inches)
Hopper size: 10 liters
The IntelliFlex 530 is ideal for components ranging from 30-150 millimeters.
Vibratory platform dimensions: 427 x 371 millimeters; ~530 millimeters diagonal (16.8 x 14.6 inches; ~20.9 inches diagonal)
Feeder size: 600 x 372 x 320 millimeters (23.7 x 14.7 x 12.6 inches)
Hopper size: 15 liters
Benefits of Using Epson Industrial Robots
When you invest in Epson robots from Gibson Engineering, you'll experience all the benefits of these industrial devices:
Application versatility: Industrial robots can conduct applications for countless industries, such as material handling, palletizing, cutting, finishing, welding, spraying, painting and more.
Accuracy: Robotic devices are precise, consistent and repeatable, delivering the most accurate results.
Speed: Robots work considerably faster than manual laborers, boosting productivity on the job site.
Reduced labor costs: Automated robots can take over numerous manual tasks, saving companies money.
Minimal product damage: These devices execute gentle handling, resulting in reduced product damage.
Gibson Robotics Lab
At Gibson Engineering, we pair our extensive robotics experience with our cutting-edge robotics lab to provide customers with the information they need to confidently pursue even their most complex industrial projects.
We have the resources and technologies to deliver complimentary online and in-person demos, depending on your preferences. Our team of knowledgeable engineers can also conduct application testing and proof of concept testing in your lab or through software simulations. We'll provide you with real data to help you understand your facility's capabilities and challenges while determining how feasible your robotic applications are. Then, we can help you secure the Epson robots that best suit your needs.
The origination of Epson's robotics derives from the precise manufacturing of watch movements, which necessitates efficient and highly accurate assembly of intricate components. Today, Epson robots are present across countless production lines to enable efficient production, precision assembly and high automation levels. Contact Gibson Engineering today to learn more about how Epson robots can benefit your next automation project.